Round Rock calls special election in December to replace Kris Whitfield on council

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The city of Round Rock officially called for a special election to take place on Dec. 16 to fill a vacancy left by Kris Whitfield. Whitfield announced in September she would be stepping down from her position to move full time to her home in Wyoming.

Whitfield was first appointed to council in 2007. Her final meeting took place Sept. 28.

The special election’s filing period will begin Oct. 27 and run until Nov. 6. Hollis Bone, a previous candidate for Place 1 who lost to Council Member Tammy Young, has announced he will be running for the position.

The election will have two polling locations, the Jester Annex and the Baca Center.

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Emily Donaldson is a recent transplant to the Austin area from Houston, Texas, where she started with Community Impact Newspaper in May 2016. Donaldson started covering public education in Cy-Fair ISD, the third largest school district in the state of Texas, and then she transitioned into her role as the company's legislative reporter, providing statehouse coverage for all 22 editions. Currently, she reports on the city of Round Rock and Round Rock ISD for the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto edition. Donaldson graduated from the University of Missouri with bachelor's degrees in magazine journalism and political science.

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